New deal puts Charlotte Symphony back on airwaves

Posted on: August 25, 2010

Tuesday (8/24) on the community news website (North Carolina), David Boraks reports, “Live local performances and concert recordings have become a major focus for Davidson College-based classical music radio station WDAV-FM, 89.9, over the past two years. Now, the station has reached an agreement that will put the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra back on the local airwaves for the next three years. The symphony and WDAV announced Monday that WDAV will produce and broadcast seven Charlotte Symphony classical concerts annually through 2013. The three-year agreement begins immediately. The first concert will be a live broadcast Friday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. of the orchestra’s season opener, which also is the debut of new music director Christopher Warren-Green. That concert will be the symphony’s first on WDAV since Sept. 13, 2008, when the station broadcast that year’s first concert as part of its 30th anniversary celebration. … The agreement between WDAV, the orchestra management, and musicians’ representatives still must be approved by the full membership of Local 342 of the American Federation of Musicians, which represents the symphony’s players. They’re expected to vote on the deal the first week of September, a symphony spokeswoman said.”

Posted August 25, 2010